Asked on 26 Mar 2020
Wondering if there are more sectors that will be given more support over others.
Here's the breakdown of which sectors these various programmes or initiatives will be targeted at helping jobseekers:
1. New SGUnited Traineeships programme
To help first-time job seekers like fresh graduates entering the job market
Government will support up to 8,000 traineeships across both large and small firms
This will include science and technology traineeships in research and development labs, deep-tech start-ups, accelerators and incubators
2. SGUnited Jobs initiative
Create about 10,000 jobs over the next one year
Will start with the public sector recruiting for longer-term roles in essential services - such as social services, early childhood education, and infocomm technology
Short-term, temporary jobs for Covid-19 related operations - such as health declaration assistants, temporary management support officers, and Transport Ambassadors
Agencies will step-up hiring plans to fill a range of jobs in emerging areas
3. Working with Singapore Business Federation and other trade associations and chambers
To create job opportunities in the private-sector for businesses recruiting for recovery, or with short-term manpower needs due to disruptions in labour supply
Workforce SG to open more than 2,200 job vacancies, mainly temporary jobs that are immediately available, through SGUnited Jobs virtual career fair from now till 12 April 2020.
Hope this helps!
Good if you can focus on what you are keen to do instead of chasing after "hot" sectors, which is cyclical in nature.